India crossed a major milestone on Friday with recovery of 10,386 patients from coronavirus in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cured patients in the country is now 2,04,710

The recovery rate has also gone up to 53.79%. As of now, 1,63,248 active cases are under medical supervision, says a note issued on Friday by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The Ministry’s note says that the trend visible in the daily numbers points towards an increasing rate of recovery, and also an increasing gap between active and recovered cases, which is good news. “The increase in the proportion of recovered cases is a demonstration of India’s strategy of timely management of Covid-19,” says the note.

The Health Ministry note has cited various proactive measures as reasons behind the success of a significant decrease in the spread of Covid-19. This includes implementation of lockdown and sensitisation of the general public to Covid-appropriate behaviour in coordination with states and union territories as the reasons.

“The lockdown provided a breathing space for the government to ramp up the testing facilities and health infrastructure which ensured improved recovery rate by timely detection and clinical management of COVID-19 cases. This increasing gap is thus a result of the timely, graded, pre-emptive approach of the government to contain COVID19 and its implementation by countless frontline workers,” says the ministry’s note.